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Big gigs

Get in on the big gigs and big names bringing it to Melbourne's stadiums, concert halls, band rooms and amphitheatres.

Venues

Our major sports stadiums sport major line-ups year round: Melbourne Park's Margaret Court Arena and Rod Laver Arena, AAMI Park, and even footy grounds Etihad Stadium and the MCG.

Jump around at stalwart music venue Festival Hall and keep an ear out for folk, country and indie acts at St Kilda's historic Palais Theatre.

For outdoor and all ages gigs and summer festivals, it's all beats and bats at iconic amphitheatre the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, smack bang in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

To catch big names in smaller venues, watch for local and international touring acts on the bill at dedicated pub band rooms the Northcote Social Club and the Corner, and ever-evolving CBD venue 170 Russell.

Local pubs and bars around town have plenty of acts on most nights of the week, too, so you can easily chalk up a list of bands you saw before they were famous.

Tickets

Plan ahead: touring acts often sell out quickly, with pre-sale tickets taking up a fair share. Keep an eye on tour and ticket release dates, and sign up with the major ticketing outlets to keep your finger on the pre-sale pulse. beat.com.au has a comprehensive weekly gig guide covering almost every venue in town.

Calendar

Big gigs

September

5 Seconds of Summer
29 September 2016
Margaret Court Arena

October

Ellie Goulding
8 October 2016
Rod Laver Arena

Safia
15 October 2016
Festival Hall

Morrissey
22 October 2016
Festival Hall

Glen Hansard
26 October 2016
Palais Theatre

Ronan Keating
28 and 29 October 2016
Hamer Hall

Bernard Fanning
31 October 2016
Palais Theatre

Slipknot
31 October 2016
Rod Laver Arena

Violent Soho
31 October 2016
Festival Hall

November

Delta Goodrem
3 November 2016
Margaret Court Arena

The Dandy Warhols
5 November 2016
Palais Theatre

Disturbed
12 November 2016
Margaret Court Arena

TLC
23 November 2016
Palais Theatre

The Temper Trap
25 November 2016
Palais Theatre

Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
26 November 2016
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

December

Keith Urban
8 and 9 December 2016
Rod Laver Arena

Coldplay
9 and 10 December 2016
Etihad Stadium

Flume
15 and 16 December 2016
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

January

PJ Harvey
21 Januanry 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bow

Passenger
25 January 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

February

Bruce Springsteen
2 February 2017
AAMI Park

Simple Minds and the B-52s
7 February 2017
Margaret Court Arena

Guns N' Roses
14 February 2017
MCG

March

Pixies
4 March 2017
Margaret Court Arena

Twenty One Pilots
31 March 2017
Rod Laver Arena

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Margaret Court Arena

The newly redeveloped Margaret Court Arena at Melbourne Park is Melbourne's newest venue for live music and home to the Australian Open. Originally...

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Palais Theatre

This historic auditorium on St Kilda's esplanade boasts veteran as well as up-and-coming folk, country and indie stars including Feist and M Ward.

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Acclaimed as Australia’s pre-eminent exponent of contemporary repertoire, London-based pianist Zubin Kanga is one of the most compelling figures in...

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With its retro-futuristic synths, breathy vocals and dancefloor-friendly beats, the glittery electronica of Gwenno Saunders might seem all sunshine...

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Tamara Kuldin with John Montesante Quintet - Comes Love

The stylish, horn-led John Montesante Quintet returns to Bird's Basement, in the company of one of Australia's most engaging and vibrant jazz...

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